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Five Hidden Eczema Triggers {and why fermented foods could be making you itchy}

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Five Hidden Eczema Triggers {and why fermented foods could be making you itchy}

Having eczema is a bit like sitting on top of an ant’s nest—at times your skin can literally crawl with itchiness and it won’t go away. Now if that’s you, you could stay sitting there on top of the 'ant’s nest', and keep on applying the same creams and lotions, but consider this … You can’t get well in the same environment you got sick in. So have you checked your environment lately? You might be sitting on top of an 'ant's nest' and not even realise it.  Environmental Triggers Approximately 25% of the population (in the US) are more sensitive to...

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Eczema Detox Easter Menu and Recipes

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Eczema Detox Easter Menu and Recipes

Spending time with family and friends or taking a well-deserved break should be all you have to think about this Easter weekend, so let us take care of the menu...  Many Easter favourites such as sugar-laden chocolates and hot cross buns can trigger eczema flare-ups (if you are susceptible to eczema or have allergies), so we have designed these recipes with your sensitive skin in mind. Featuring foods from nutritionist Karen Fischer's Eczema Detox program, these recipes are high in nutrition, low in allergens and full of flavour.  Good Friday Fish Dish Whether you typically choose fish for Good Friday or not, this dish...

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The Benefits of Bamboo Clothing for Eczema

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The Benefits of Bamboo Clothing for Eczema

Bamboo clothing review by Karen Fischer. Natural fabrics such as wool and linen may look lovely but if you have eczema (or itch-prone skin) you'll find these fabrics can make your skin itch like f**ing crazy. Excuse the expletive. If you've ever had severe eczema or red skin syndrome (from TSW), you'll know it's no ordinary itch... It's more like a painful 'to the bone' type of itch that can lead to an expletive or two. When eczema first appears, you might find your favourite clothes are suddenly making you itch, only you won't figure that out at first, you'll just think it's the eczema....

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My Journey on The Eczema Detox Program

My Journey on The Eczema Detox Program

By Bonnie ... I have struggled with eczema for most of my life. I’m sure as any eczema sufferer reading knows, eczema can be a real pain in the butt. My personal eczema journey led me to Karen Fischer and her book The Eczema Diet and her Skin Friend supplements, which along with a commitment for change, healed my skin from the inside out. A few recent ‘naughty’ weekends indulging in gluten, alcohol and appalling food (yes, I mean crispy chicken and hot chippies), as well as stressful circumstances, have welcomed back my old adversary in an angry red, oozy rage....

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What’s New in Salicylate and Amine Research?

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What’s New in Salicylate and Amine Research?

If you have been following The Eczema Detox or The Eczema Diet, you probably know all about salicylates and amines, and why they can make eczema super itchy.But for those who haven’t read the books by nutritionist Karen Fischer, here is a quick rundown.  Salicylates are natural pesticide chemicals produced by plants for self-protection and are found in many fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts and spices. Salicylates work as a natural food preservative which can cause issues in certain individuals (especially those who find they react to preservatives and environmental chemicals). According to extensive research by Loblay and Swain from the RPA...

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